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Men's Event - Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love
Men's Event - Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love

Sat, 28 Jan



Men's Event - Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love

A day event for men and a chance to explore to importance of friendship in Buddhist practice. Held at Aryatara Buddhist Community. 2.30pm to 8.45pm

Time & Location

28 Jan 2023, 14:30 – 20:45 GMT

Aryatara, 3 Plough Lane, Purley CR8 3QB, UK


Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love: Why friendship is central to the Buddhist vision of awakening Saturday 28th January, 2.30pm to 8.45pm With Kalyananara, Maitrinara, Vajragupta, and Viryadeva Suggested donation: £30 / £20 For men, in person at Aryatara Buddhist Community

Join us for a day for men at Aryatara, during which we'll explore why Buddhism sees friendship as so central to its vision of Awakening. Kalyananara, Maitrinara, and Viryadeva will share their personal experiences of how they've been inspired, helped, and sometimes challenged through spiritual friendship - friendship based on a shared cherishing of the Dharma, a desire to live united, and an aspiration to go beyond ego into love.

The day will take place at Aryatara - a place that had an important place in the very early history of Triratna, and which treasures nine paintings of Green Tara that were gifted to Sangharakshita by one of his teachers, Dhardo Rimpoche. The day will also tap into that rich legacy and lineage, as well as have time for food and chat round a bonfire. Feel free to bring your lunch from 1.30pm. Or arrive by 2.30pm when we'll start the day. Food will be provided in the evening. Also feel free to stay on after 8.45pm for more chat round the bonfire.

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